Car leaves roadway during teen's seizure

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By Tracy Harris

Monday was a lucky day for Layne Whitaker.

"At least he didn't end up in the pond," responders from Oldham County police and EMS said repeatedly.

Whitaker, 18, had a seizure while driving his Buick sedan near Abott Lane and Ky. 22 Monday afternoon.

A witness saw the car leave the roadway and called 911. Police, EMS and South Oldham Fire responded to the scene.

Whitaker's car travelled about 200 feet down a hill before coming to a stop in a group of trees, missing a nearby pond by about 15 feet.

Whitaker was the only person in the vehicle and was uninjured. He has a history of seizures but controls them through medication.